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Israel not helping Assyrians, Kurds, Berbers...?

Reader comment on item: Islamist Turkey Overreaches
in response to reader comment: Why is Israel silent about Turkey? Why not support Kurds?

Submitted by Sacha (Belgium), Jun 18, 2010 at 06:45

Thanks for that question. Such a blindness and cowardice in the Israeli establishment, trying for decades not to offend sentiment of the ruling classes in countries such as Morocco or elsewhere by supporting their indigenous minorities who are persecuted by Arabist and Islamist elements...

How come Israel doesn't envisage full-fledged support for Berbers, Assyrians, Kurds, Iranian dissidents etc.? Let them all be pro-Israeli mini-Hezbollahs that will make Iran, Syria or Turkey wonder how they could please Israel in order to appease their own minorities!


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